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Bahia Del Sol Beach Front Boutique Hotel

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Bahia Del Sol Beach Front Boutique Hotel

4 star hotel
North Of The Flamingo Junction 2 km, Playa Potrero, 50101, Costa Rica
35 rooms
FREE Internet

Scuba Dive Costa Rica

PADI 5 star dive center
Walking distance
Max 4 divers per guide

Package highlights

  • Bahia Del Sol Hotel is just steps away from the beach and PADI dive center, and is the closest point from which to reach the fantastic dive sites of Las Catalinas
  • These nearby islands are famous for giant oceanic manta ray sightings and almost guaranteed daily shark encounters
  • Dive with white tip reef sharks, eagle rays, devil rays, turtles, dolphins, moray eels, puffer fish, and giant schools of jacks and grunts
  • Refuel after dives in the hotel's ocean-view restaurant, surrounded by century-old trees
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Enhanced Health Measures

Date of last update:Aug 20, 2020

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Measures the resort has undertaken to ensure the safety of our guests and employees: • All Housekeeping staff service and clean/sanitize guestrooms each day. To ensure guest safety in their personal space, our housekeepers are equipped with gloves, masks and proper disinfectants to clean surface and floor areas of your guest room. Guest room cleaning includes using cleaning products and protocols that meet health guidelines and are approved and effective against viruses, bacteria and other airborne pathogens. All "high-touch" areas throughout the resort are now being treated with additional disinfectant/sanitizer on a constant basis (front desk counters, door handles, tabletops, banisters, lounge chairs, etc.). • Hand sanitizer is available in the common public areas for your use (lobby, restaurants, bars, and meeting rooms). Guests will find hand washing stations for greater safety and comfort, as well as hand sanitizer, hand soap and paper towels. • The laundry staff has increased measures to sanitize and clean linens and towels that will be used during your stay. • Staff has received ongoing training in preventing the spread of Covid 19 and the resort will continue to ensure that hygiene and cleanliness remain our top priority throughout every facet of our operation. Every employee is required to enter the resort with a mask, and appropriate PPE equipment required for their position. They have mandatory protocols in place such as hand washing and sanitizing before beginning their shift, and after breaks and meals. • The resort has signs in all public areas to assist guests in maintaining physical distancing. We are also maintaining space between dining parties in our restaurants and taking steps to ensure physical distancing in and around our pools. • Any guests presenting symptoms of upper respiratory illness such as cough, fever, cold symptoms, will be asked to self-isolate in their room and will be tested for the virus with local government health officials.
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Booking process

1. BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot

2. CONFIRMATION

We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final

3. 48H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 20%
  • 121 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

STANDARD CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel less than 98 days prior to arrival date, you will forfait 100%; 25% if you cancel 98 days or more.

SPECIAL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) TERMS : You may cancel for free within  30 days of the trip  start date ( except for peak season) , if you do not cancel within the time frame provided we are offering future credits with variable expiration dates.

Explore diving around the Bahia Del Sol Beach Front Boutique Hotel

Best dive sites in Playas del Coco (Guanacaste)

There are approximately 20 dive sites near to the Playas del Coco shore. You’ll find additional sites at the Catalina, Bat and Tortuga Islands. The dive sites at the offshore islands are the most famous. In particular, Cueva del Tiburón (a.k.a. Shark Cave) near the Catalina Islands is home to several, sleeping reef sharks. Also, Big Scare near the Bat Islands offers up an adrenalin-filled Bull Shark encounters. Closer to shore, Cabeza de Mono is a superb site for watching rays pass by. Punta Gorda and Punta Argentina are other superb dive sites in the area with a healthy variety of tropical fish life.

Snorkeling in Playas del Coco (Guanacaste)

Because of the poor visibility and lack of coral immediately surrounding the shore, Playas del Coco is not known for its snorkeling opportunities. However, Playa Guacamaya and Nacascolo are both within an hour’s boat ride and feature coral reefs with plenty of marine life. The snorkeling at both of these destinations is the best in the region.

What to see

Playas del Coco is particularly popular for its abundance of pelagic species. You won’t have to wait long before you find something big in the water.

During the rainy season, plankton blooms occur in the Pacific, attracting dozens of Giant Manta Rays, mobulas and migrating humpbacks and pilot whales. Occasionally, a whale shark may float past. Fantastic arrays of sharks, including the Bull Sharks of the Bat Islands also arrive from May to November to feast on offshore bait balls. Nurse sharks hide out in the caves of the Catalina Islands.

Throughout the year, colorful fish and endangered sea turtles cruise along the Guanacaste coast, stopping to lay eggs on the area’s beaches.

Dive Center

Highlights

  • Scuba Dive Costa Rica is just a 15 minute boat ride for Las Catalinas, offering fantastic coastal diving and a breathtaking variety of marine life
  • Dive with giant pacific manta rays from December to May and feel humbled by humpbacks in August and September
  • Encounter white tip reef sharks, eagle rays, devil rays, cow nose rays, turtles, dolphins, moray eels, puffer fish, and giant schools of jacks and grunts
  • Advance divers shouldn't miss the The Big Scare Bull Shark dive at Bat Islands, from May to October

Description

Scuba Dive Costa Rica are a multilingual PADI 5* dive center at the heart of Costa's Rica's diving hot spot Playa Portrero.

Scuba Dive Costa Rica is conveniently located in the heart of the Guanacaste diving region in Playa Flamingo. This is the closest launch point to reach Las Catalinas Islands which are just a 15 minute boat ride away, and are famous for giant oceanic manta ray sightings and almost guaranteed daily shark encounters. 

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DIVING SERVICES

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Center

Dive boat facilities

  • Seating Area
  • Drinking Water
  • Ladder
  • Dry Area

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Training Pool
  • Wi-Fi (Free)

Diving gear

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Rental Equipment ($)
  • Filling Station

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

PADI® Courses Available

  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba Diving
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver
  • Divemaster
  • Divemaster Internship
  • Instructor/Idc Course
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Automatic External Defibrillator (Aed)

Resort Amenities

Food & drink

  • Self-Catering
  • Buffet
  • A La Carte
  • Snacks All Day
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Eur)
  • Cash (Local Currency)

Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Beach Front
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Swimming Pool(S)
  • Garden

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Sailing
  • Horseback Riding

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Spa Facility
  • Beauty Treatments
  • Massage Services
  • Yoga

Great for families

  • Babysitting/Child Services

Resort Description

Bahia Del Sol Hotel is set on a beautiful beach on the warm tranquil waters on the Pacific Coast.

This stunning beach-front hotel features a lagoon-like pool, a Jacuzzi and spa, and restaurant all framed by tropical gardens and century-old trees. You'll be diving with the fantastic Scuba Dive Costa Rica - a PADI 5* dive center who are conveniently located on the beachfront, just a few steps from the hotel. The world-famous dive sites of Las Catalinas can be reached in just 15 minutes where you're almost guaranteed to encounter sharks on every dive, and giant oceanic manta rays in season.

 

How to get there

Arrival

  • Liberia Airport is a 20 minute drive from the resort. 
  • The hotel can arrange a driver to pick you up from the airport and bring you to the resort, provided you give advance notice of your flight details (additional cost). 

Departures

  • A private transfer can be arranged for an additional cost (advance notice required). 

Getting to/from the Dive Center

  • You'll need to walk to the dive center and arrive at 7 30 am. The dive center is located on the beach right next door to the hotel. As you are exiting the hotel onto the beach you need to turn left and walk 100 meters to reach the dive center. 
  • We recommend that you check in with the dive team the night before to reconfirm services with dive shop, show your certification cards and review any information necessary for your dives.

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